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Fayette School Board budget talks: Expenses still outstrip revenues by $14 million

New proposals by Fayette Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden would cut up to $4.4 million in a proposed budget where expenses will still exceed revenues by more than $14 million, but it will leave $5.7 million in the bank to help offset the certain shortages that will continue in 2012. Read More»

PTC cranks up golf cart registration

Deadline is Oct. 31; online option new this year

They lined up at City Hall early Wednesday morning. They weren’t there for free tickets to the next Justin Bieber concert or anything quite so trendy. Those residents sought a possession of more sentimental value: a new golf cart decal with a low number. Read More»

Coweta to review cell tower proposal

It appears to be evidence of the growing population in east Coweta County and the need to provide increased cell phone service. The Coweta County Commission at the June 7 meeting will conduct a public hearing on a request by T-Mobile South to install a 150-foot monopine tower on 37.5 acres on Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»

New paths, bridge, interchange make regional transit list

The proposed “gateway bridge” will expand Ga. Highway 54 here at MacDuff Parkway. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, Tyrone projects on track for potential funding from regional sales tax

A trio of large-scale cart path projects in Peachtree City has survived the initial chopping block for potential funding from a regional transportation sales tax.

Joining them is a proposed $22.5 million for improvements to the often-clogged junction of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74, the bane of thousands of commuters as they commute to and from the metro Atlanta area. Read More»

MacDuff path, tree permits up for debate

The proposed alignment of a cart path that will connect to the tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway will be one of the topics hashed out Tuesday at a workshop meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

Council also will be presented staff’s recommendation for amendments to the city’s tree removal permit process, and also the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan.

The meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The city’s Planning Commission is also slated to take part in the discussions. Read More»

Frady appoints Brown to SPLOST committee

Commissioner wants to represent ‘other’ commission views

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown got his wish Thursday night.

County Commission Chairman Herb Frady appointed Brown to serve in his place on a committee that meets once a month with county staff about SPLOST-funded transportation projects.

The other committee member is Commissioner Lee Hearn, the county’s former director of public works. Read More»

PTC to purge council recordings after 1 year?

Audio recordings of Peachtree City Council meetings would be destroyed after one year, according to a policy change recommended by city staff. Read More»

Fayette County to muzzle public comment?

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon speaks to commissioners from podium also used by the public. Photo/John Munford.

‘Model’ ordinance would require all commenters to sign up 1 full week ahead of meeting

At its workshop meeting this afternoon, the Fayette County Commission is slated to discuss a slate of new meeting rules, one of which, if enacted, would severely impact citizens’ right to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Under a so-called “model ordinance” proposed by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia — which the commissioners will be discussing — a citizen would be required to submit their name and the topic of their comments at least one week prior to the meeting at which they wish to speak. Read More»

Fayette stormwater ‘fee’ coming

May cost residents of unincorporated areas average of $70

Call it a fee, not a tax, but look out, unincorporated Fayette residents — a new bill is likely headed your way.

With the blessing of the Fayette County Commission, county staff is preparing to implement a new stormwater utility that would be funded by an annual fee Read More»

By 3-to-2 vote, Fayette to hire temps for West Bypass work

To help get the ball rolling on construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, the Fayette County Commission has authorized the hiring of temporary help for the county’s public works department. Read More»

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